The last time the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins met, it was in the midst of a seven-game winning streak for the Flyers.
But unfortunately for the orange and black-clad team, that streak came to an abrupt end when they hosted the Stanley Cup champion Bruins.
In a pathetic showing which was featured on HBO’s 24/7, the Flyers were abused 6-0 at the hands of Boston. Just over a month later, the Bullies will seek pay back against the Bruins, who they have split the season series, 1-1, so far.
Imagine what would happen if Couturier had a chance to center Simmonds and Read on the third line.
In the last five games, the Flyers have scored a total of 13 goals. In that span, Couturier, Read and Simmonds have scored seven, which makes up over half of the production. In total, the group has a combined 15 points in their last five games.
There is much discussion about how Couturier deserves more minutes. A move to the third line would allow for that. Not to mention that he and Read are starting to develop a chemistry of their own when paired on the penalty kill.
It’s no longer a surprise when a rookie has a big game for the Philadelphia Flyers.
With the season already at the halfway mark, the Flyers rookies have played a prominent role in the team’s success.
Prior to the start of the year, the team went through one of the most aggressive makeovers in team history, which made way for younger players to step up. That makeover included the trading of their captain Mike Richards and leading scorer Jeff Carter in exchange for role players, prospects and draft picks.
Part of the compensation in the Carter deal was the eighth overall selection in this past year’s entry draft, which ultimately became Sean Couturier.